Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
The latest batch of UFC fighters to receive their walking papers from the world's top MMA promotion are Eddie Mendez, Roger Hollett, Anthony Smith, Nah-Shon Burrell, Karlos Vemola, and Leandro Silva.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) released six fighters from its roster this week, all of which suffered defeats in the organization at either UFC on FX 8, UFC 160 or UFC on FUEL TV 10.
Six-fight veteran of the organization Karlos Vemola is the most notable name of the group, and the rest of the names include Strikeforce alumni Nah-Shon Burrell and Anthony Smith, as well as Eddie Mendez, Roger Hollett and Leandro Silva.
Bloody Elbow first reported news of the latest crop of releases last Friday (June 21, 2013); however, UFC officials have yet to confirm the news.
Vemola (9-4) was inconsistent at best in his time with the UFC, failing to record back-to-back wins and going 2-4 with losses in the heavyweight, light heavyweight and middleweight divisions.
Burrell (9-3) is one of the most surprising releases on the list, as he was 1-1 with the promotion and participated in exciting fights against Yuri Villefort and Stephen Thompson.
Hollett (13-5) looked extremely poor in his two showings in the UFC, dropping one-sided decision losses to Matt Hamill and Fabio Maldonado, respectively.
Smith (17-10), Mendez (7-2-1, 1 NC) and Silva (11-1-1) were all one-and-done in the UFC after suffering decisive losses in their Octagon debuts at UFC on FUEL TV 10.
While none of the six releases come as a surprise, this latest crop of cuts proves UFC President White's statements that, "the blood has not all been spilled yet" when it comes to fighters being released from the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization.